Año to public, officials: Refrain from holding events

Dona Pazzibungan, Jeannette Andrade 11/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Sunday advised the public and his fellow government officials to refrain from holding community events if they could not guarantee compliance with coronavirus measures. Año also said he would…

Año: Gov’t to conduct fact-finding on mass gatherings attended by Roque, Pacquiao

Darry John Esguerra 11/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A “fact-finding” effort into the crowd-drawing events attended by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque and Senator Manny Pacquiao, which allegedly violated physical distancing measures, will be conducted, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Sunday. “We’ll make sure…

Capitol releases P25.5M cash aid to Bantayan Island towns

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/29/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Cebu – The Cebu Provincial Government turned over a total of P25.5 million in cash assistance to local government units in Bantayan Island in northern Cebu on Thursday, November 26, or a day ahead of…

Sprawsons get upperhand in frustrated murder case

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tables seemed to have turned for the Sprawson family, four years after they were accused of attempting to kill a neighbor in Medellin town, northern Cebu. Maricel Dela Cerna surrendered to authorities in…

Labella insists on using SRP sales as source for 2021 annual budget

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has insisted on using the proceeds of the 2015 sale of South Road Property (SRP) lots as a source of funds for the 2021 annual budget. The mayor…

Madridejos Mayor: Crowd grew uncontrollable

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/28/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — Madridejos town in northern Cebu recently made headlines – both in the negative and positive light. This fourth-class municipality nestled in Bantayan Island became the second stop of Suroy-Suroy Sugbo in Bantayan held…

Garcia reports P1.5 B savings from Cebu City’s COVID-19 allocation

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Only P2.1 billion of its P3.6 billion allocation was actually spent in Cebu City’s fight against the coronavairus disease 2019 (COVID-19). But the figures could still increase since this was just the city’s total…

Cebu BRT project to affect 150 structures

Ador Vincent Mayol 11/28/2020

CEBU CITY—At least 150 residential and commercial structures in this city are set to be demolished to give way to the road-widening project for the 39.88-kilometer Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, which will be implemented starting…

Cordova fire razes 15 houses, displaces 50 families

Paul Lauro and Alven Marie A. Titmtim 11/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A midmorning fire today, November 27, 2020, has razed 15 houses and displaced at least 50 families in Sitio Calan, Barangay Poblacion, Cordova town in Mactan Island. Fire Officer 2 Jan Cyril Delfin…

No sched for commercial flights yet in upgraded Bantayan Island Airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/27/2020

The Bantayan Island Airport, though already open, cannot accommodate commercial flights just yet, local officials say. | CDN Digital photo Morexette Marie Erram BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines – The upgraded Bantayan Island Airport may have already welcomed at…

Low turnout of jeepneys in Cebu City’s Balik Pasada Program noted

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two weeks have passed since the Cebu City government has launched the Balik Pasada program, yet only 168 jeepneys have returned to ply the city’s streets.  Councilor James Cuenco, head of the Cebu…

Cebu City contact tracers assured: Salaries to be released by year’s end

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department has assured the public that the salaries of over 200 contact tracers hired by the city government since July 2020 will be released by the end of 2020.…

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